Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 5-8, 1981
In what has already been called one of the most haunting and engaging novels of 1981, David Bradley skillfully weaves the present and the past in The Chaneysville Incident, the gripping story of a young black historian's search for the secrets behind the deaths of his slave grandfather and moonshiner father. Ten years in the making, The Chaneysville Incident is proving itself to be a major work. Critics compare its narrative power to Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, and its scope and vision to Alex Haley's Roots.
In addition to his Monday evening reading, Bradley will present a Tuesday afternoon talk on "The Self and the Writing Process."
Bradley is also the author of South Street and is a professor of English at Temple University. His appearance on campus is courtesy of ODU's Cultural Events and Convocation Committee. [extracted from 1981 brochure]